Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam’s History Academy

when 26 July 2021 - 6 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 850

Potsdam's History Academy covers the major events and themes of modern German history through the lens of one city: Potsdam – the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg.
The city of Potsdam, located close to Berlin, has hosted the Prussian court since the 18th century, when Prussia became one of the European Great Powers, and was the residential city of the German Kaiser from 1871 to 1918. Its role might be compared to that of Versailles in France.
Potsdam’s historical trajectory offers the unique possibility of simultaneously reflecting on macro-levels of German history and gaining insight knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of a micro-level perspective - all while being on the scene.

Target group

The program addresses students from all disciplines who are interested in German and European history.

Course aim

Students will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of Germany’s past, analyze primary and secondary sources and engage in informed discussions.

Fee info

EUR 850: €850 including tuition for on-site courses, course materials, field trips, extra-curricular activities and public transport tickets.
EUR 765: €765: early-bird fee for applications received before 1 April 2021.